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Tanker Explosion Rocks Egbeda Lagos

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Many Feared Dead, Others Injured In Imo Tanker Explosion

A tanker loaded with diesel in the early hours of Tuesday exploded at Egbeda, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Naija News reports that emergency responders quickly stormed the scene to battle the fire.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the tanker exploded around 1:18am.

According to the LASEMA DG, the tanker was loaded with diesel when it exploded in the dead of the night, but he could not tell whether the fire razed buildings around.

According to him, the incident occurred at Banire Bus Stop, Egbeda inward Ikotun.

“Investigation conducted by the Team upon arrival at the scene revealed a fully loaded tanker with diesel had a break failure, lost control and fell off the road leading to an explosion and fire outburst,” he told PM News.

“However, no casualties recorded nor any properties razed in the unfortunate inferno.

“The fire has been successfully subdued by men of the LASEMA LRU Fire service and LASG Fire service while dampening down is ongoing.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.